Gabe Newell received a fellowship at this year's British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, and took the opportunity to reveal that Valve's business was up 50 percent last year.
"I think in the last year our business has grown about 50 percent on the back of the opportunities that have been created by having these open platforms. And just so people sort of understand the scale of how big it's getting... so like the last Dota 2 update we were generating three-and-a-half terabytes per second, so that's about two percent of of all of the mobile and land based internet activity was just for a single game update."
Newell also emphasized his belief that the consumer would play an increasingly important role in the future of game development. "There's this sort of insatiable desire for gaming right now," Newell stated in an interview at the BAFTAs.
A fellowship is the highest accolade that the BAFTAs award to game developers. Past recipients include Peter Molyneux, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Will Wright.
Torchman Oh look, a picture of all your waifus in the place where they belong!SeymourDuncan17 #NekroGoalsPixie The Fairy Impressions of job so far: I can indeed play Monster Hunter 4 since I'm a passenger. It's three hours to Charleston, SC, so arguments against that are irrelevant. The chicken bowl at Bojangles is also nice.LinkSlayer64 *insert ojuo-sama laughter here*
[img]http://i.imgur.com/FrdGhgr.jpg[/img]Torchman Found a picture of Gaj and Larx's waifus. Clearly meant for each other.MeeGhoulz SOTANAHT's post makes me wonder:what game franchise(not necessarily nintendo) you would strive to complete the whole cast of "amiibos"?Mine would be RE,ashamed as I am to throw money at CAPCOM...Occams I'm craving new sounds. Anyone have any suggestions of music I need to put into my head and heart?OverlordZetta YOU GET A DOUBLE, AND YOU GET A DOUBLE! EVERYONE GETS A DOUBLE! But no one gets a Skull...Donald J Trump When I said "I'd bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding," I meant that I would force anyone under interrogation to play Big Rigs for extended periods. That'll be sure to break them.Sotanaht Dammit Fangamer, are you TRYING to break me?!Nathan D When I think of gajknight.
SpaghettiOReilly I'm actually pretty bummed out about Game Trailers closing up shop. I hadn't visited in years but I still remember the good old days of having to wait for low-res versions of AVGN episodes to load. You'll be missed, all.Shinta Twitter should hire these lovely ladies. They seem extremely impartial and even handed in their views. KnickKnackMyWack My response to new Sonc games is always lukewarm. I'm making progress because ever since Shadow the Hedgehog, my reactions tended to be pretty bitter. Never understood why anyone gets hyped though, they never live up to the marketing. Like ever.gajknight Whenever I think of Larx. Quite thrilling.FakePlasticTree Majima: Kaz, I'm already a waifu.
Finally playing Kiwami! Eeeeeeeee!Jinx 01 Sonic the Hedgehog movie coming in 2018... hopefully it's one of those "so bad it's good" movies at least. http://mynintendonews.com/2016/02/10/sonic-the-hedgehog-movie-confirmed-for-2018/Shinta Daniel Bloodworth from GameTrailers posted a neat retrospective of his time at the website.
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=194778459&postcount=3290Shane Botwin The internet is so good, gives people without any power in real life a sense of purpose. Such as the Dtoid mod arbitrarily deleting my comments because I dislike the shit they like. "This will show him who's boss here", lol, impotent nerd.Sr Churros The new artificial Pokémon is my waifu